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Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving
Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving

Friday 2nd July 2010

THE Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) is to host the Vidulka Energy Week energy saving exhibition next month in Colombo. The exhibition will inform Sri Lankans about energy conservation and will also address concerns and questions of energy professionals, the energy industries, academics and the general public. The exhibition will be ...

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Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency
Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st July 2010

"I don't think incentives work, sticks do." so said Bob Wigley, chairman of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank Commission. Wigley encouraged the UK government to show they have “the guts” by imposing financial penalties on businesses who fail to become energy efficiency and accept their environmental responsibilities. Wigley, speaking yesterday at ...

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Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users
Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users

Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Taipei city government revealed yesterday that it is starting an energy-saving campaign in July aimed at the heavier power users, such as hotels, office buildings and department stores, who will be requested to maintain an indoor temperature no lower than 26 degrees Celsius. Hau Lung-bin, the city mayor, stated that ...

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Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency
Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's annual Budget Address was posted on the Russian Presidential website yesterday, and amongst the many proposals is one focusing on energy efficiency. Medvedev proposes that enterprises, which operate energy-efficiently and use energy efficient equipment will be exempt from property tax. “To introduce new technologies in the economy it ...

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Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees
Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees

Tuesday 29th June 2010

THE Filipino city of Caloocan, part of metropolitan Manila and just north of the city, is to apply strict measures in its energy conservation program, which will force all city government offices to save on its bills. The City Mayor, Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, said : “Besides the savings we make from paying ...

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Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient
Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient

Monday 28th June 2010

THE Indian governmental Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the support of the Ministry of Power, has started putting into action its national energy efficiency program. There have been 35 small and medium enterprise (SME) groups selected and BEE aims at encouraging SMEs to implement energy efficient technologies and practices ...

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Energy Saving Businesses Booming
Energy Saving Businesses Booming

Monday 28th June 2010

A recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States has shown the expected expansion for energy service companies (ESCOs) to be around 26% annual growth from 2009-2011 with the revenue reaching $7.1 billion. ESCOs are private companies that typically offer energy savings improvements under long-term performance ...

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Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue
Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue

Thursday 24th June 2010

WE have reported regularly on the problems of energy supply in Pakistan, where draconian measures have been enacted, if not fully implemented. Due to a shortage of capacity from their power stations the Pakistani government imposed restrictions on opening times for retail and businesses and even reduced opening for their own ...

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China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency
China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th June 2010

THE Chinese Vice Premier appealed for greater efforts in increasing awareness of energy-savings as well as seeing more investments into research for energy-efficiency technology. Vice Premier Li Keqiang made his remark last week in correspondence to the sponsors of China’s 20th national energy-saving publicity week. Campaigns and promotional activities were organised during ...

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Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data
Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

A draft law was passed by the Australian Federal Government’s lower house yesterday, which states that office block owners will now have to disclose their building's energy efficiency to buyers or lessees. The Australian government aim is for owners of big commercial office buildings to release energy efficiency ratings before ...

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UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed
UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

THE UK’s new coalition government’s Chancellor George Osborne unveiled £29 billion worth of tax rises, pay freezes and cuts and warned more pain will follow later. The pain is due to Britain’s huge deficit, currently around £900 billion, and with these difficult decisions being taken by government British commerce, industry and ...

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Indian State Combats Energy Shortage with Efficiency Workshop
Indian State Combats Energy Shortage with Efficiency Workshop

Monday 21st June 2010

INDIAN State Maharashtra faces severe power shortage, hence the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) is today holding an interactive workshop on 'Energy conservation, renewable energy and energy audits'. The workshop is bringing together the private sector with the government on a single platform so they can learn ...

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New Book Focuses on Energy Efficiency
New Book Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st June 2010

Last week we reported on U.S. President Barak Obama’s Oval Office address about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when he stated it was part of his proposed plan to end the U.S. "addiction to fossil fuels," and bang on cue a new book supports this proposal. Invisible Energy: Strategies to ...

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United States Retailers Concerned about Energy Efficiency
United States Retailers Concerned about Energy Efficiency

Friday 18th June 2010

NATIONAL retailers in the US are increasingly concerned about energy efficiency and are making efforts to promote cost-saving, sustainable business practices. This was the findings of a survey conducted in the U.S. by an energy company and Chain Store Age, a leading industry trade publication, the survey was been carried out ...

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South Korea Investing Billions to become Energy Efficient
South Korea Investing Billions to become Energy Efficient

Friday 18th June 2010

One of Asia's biggest energy consumers, South Korea is investing $88 billion over the next five years to improve its energy efficiency. This investment is attracting many South Korean companies into the energy-efficiency trend. There are 68 energy saving technologies being advertised for homeowners and businesses to use. A model ...

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Energy Efficiency Measures Set to Achieve Security in Brunei
Energy Efficiency Measures Set to Achieve Security in Brunei

Thursday 17th June 2010

THE Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Strategy in Brunei requires a shared effort in order to achieve energy security and sustainability was the theme of an address by Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hj Apong, the Brunei's Deputy Minister of Development.. "Brunei's current reliance on oil and gas as the sole source ...

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Indian Development Agency Tightens Energy Building Code
Indian Development Agency Tightens Energy Building Code

Wednesday 16th June 2010

THE Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in north India is going to enforce the countries Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which specifies the energy performance requirements for all commercial buildings that are constructed in India, to reduce energy use by commerce in the Haryana region. A HUDA spokesman said the ECBC ...

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UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost
UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost

Wednesday 9th June 2010

THE UK’s Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have stated that energy efficiency improvements in buildings, particularly retrofits, will provide a jobs boost to the UK’s construction sector. This is the reckoning of Brian Berry, the director of external affairs at the FMB. "The new (UK) government is committed to actually encouraging a ...

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Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving
Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving

Monday 7th June 2010

THE Maharashtra government, a state government in Western India with Mumbai as its capital, has decided to set an energy efficiency example by making it mandatory for all government departments, local self-government bodies and organisation receiving government grants to use energy saving technology. Chief Secretary J P Dange, issued a communication ...

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Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses
Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses

Friday 4th June 2010

OVER two-thirds of companies worldwide anticipate energy prices will rise. Many believe the rise will be in double figures, these findings come from a survey of 2,882 companies conducted by the Institute for Building Efficiency, set up by Johnson Controls. The survey revealed that many business have made or are seriously ...

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Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures
Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures

Thursday 3rd June 2010

We have been reporting regularly on the energy problems in Pakistan and the enforced black-outs to conserve energy. The nationwide measures are due to a serious shortage in generating capacity in Pakistan, with the planned load-shedding being used to prevent sudden and unplanned black-outs. Amongst the measures were the closing for holiday ...

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EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency
EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd June 2010

THE European Union-Russia summit held at Rostov-on-Don in Russia this past Monday and Tuesday had energy as an important part of the agenda. At the post-talks press-conference European Commission (EC) president Jose Manuel Barroso stated: “We have discussed cooperation in terms of energy, energy security and energy efficiency, and this is ...

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Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors
Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

The central bank in China has asked Chinese banks to rein in lending to high energy consuming industries, a move which echoes the government's energy-saving measures. According to a circular issued today, by the People's Bank of China, banks must now strictly review loan applications from companies in heavy energy-consuming ...

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Pakistan Continue Power Battle
Pakistan Continue Power Battle

Tuesday 1st June 2010

ON these news feeds we have been covering the enforced closing hours by the Pakistani government on markets, retail, industry and governmental offices, all because of a shortage in generating capacity. The latest news from Lahore reveals that the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) informed the Lahore High Court, yesterday, that ...

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British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency
British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 1st June 2010

The utility company BC Hydro, Canada will introduce a new program to help the British Colombia (B.C.) industrial sector save electricity over the next four years – enough to meet the annual power needs of close to 20,000 homes. The Power Smart Partners Transmission program will offer incentives and rebates for ...

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